Plain Township Historical Society

Plain Township Historical Society The main goal of the Plain Township Historical Society is to collect, preserve and promote historical work within the borders of Plain Township in Stark County, Ohio. Membership is open to everyone who wishes to promote the purposes of this society.

To preserve, promote and protect the heritage of Plain Township Stark County Ohio. Contact is interested in information on Plain Township.

Mission: To promote, preserve and protect the heritage of Plain Township Stark County.

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 25 - Harmont Ave NE - Fazios Harmont.  Can you name the other ...
07/16/2020

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 25 - Harmont Ave NE - Fazios Harmont. Can you name the other grocery stores that made this building home?

Understanding Sections and Quarters
The Section and Quarter system has been used in Plain since the beginning of land sale. It works as follows: Plain Township is a six mile square. Sections are marked on the township maps and are one mile squares within the Township boundaries. This creates 36 sections within the township.
Numbering the sections is not done in a way that you might expect. The sequence begins in the right upper corner (NE) and continues to the left across the top N of the map—each section has one number. When the left side (NW) corner is reached, the sequence goes immediately under the 6 and the second horizontal row begins with a 7. The numbering continues across and the second row ends with 12. The third horizontal row starts with 13. The pattern is repeated back and forth in a serpentine manner until the last section is reached in the lower right hand corner—number 36.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36

Gerald Ford, 38th President from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 14, 1913.
07/14/2020

Gerald Ford, 38th President from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 14, 1913.

07/13/2020
Highlighting an Artifact - This candy striper manual gives us a glimpse back at the simplicity of the times.  No 40 page...
07/12/2020

Highlighting an Artifact - This candy striper manual gives us a glimpse back at the simplicity of the times. No 40 page employee/volunteer manual, just a simple manual with common sense rules. These types of manuals allow us to track how work/volunteer places have changed. Could you imagine being a candy striper today?

John Quincy Adams, 6th President from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on July 11, 1...
07/11/2020

John Quincy Adams, 6th President from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on July 11, 1767.

Wyoming, 44th state admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890.Capital: CheyenneState Bird: Western Meadowlark
07/10/2020

Wyoming, 44th state admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890.
Capital: Cheyenne
State Bird: Western Meadowlark

07/09/2020
George W. Bush, 43rd President from January 20,2001 to January 20, 2009, was born on July 6th in New Haven, Connecticut.
07/06/2020

George W. Bush, 43rd President from January 20,2001 to January 20, 2009, was born on July 6th in New Haven, Connecticut.

Highlighting an Artifact - Collections of writings published by the schools help us understand what students were thinki...
07/05/2020

Highlighting an Artifact - Collections of writings published by the schools help us understand what students were thinking, writing and talking about at that time. Also, we get a glimpse at budding writers.

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President from August 2, 1923 to March 4,1929 was born in Plymouth, Vermont on July 4, 1872.
07/04/2020

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President from August 2, 1923 to March 4,1929 was born in Plymouth, Vermont on July 4, 1872.

07/04/2020
Idaho, 43rd state admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890.Capital: BoiseState Bird: Mountain Bluebird
07/03/2020

Idaho, 43rd state admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890.
Capital: Boise
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 24 - East Center Rd NE - Martin Airfield. Martin Field was org...
07/02/2020

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 24 - East Center Rd NE - Martin Airfield. Martin Field was orginally named after William Martin whose property was located near the K-Mart on Rt 62. Poorman Aircraft operated out of the hanger for a number of years. Do you remember the parachutters?

Understanding Sections and Quarters
The Section and Quarter system has been used in Plain since the beginning of land sale. It works as follows: Plain Township is a six mile square. Sections are marked on the township maps and are one mile squares within the Township boundaries. This creates 36 sections within the township.
Numbering the sections is not done in a way that you might expect. The sequence begins in the right upper corner (NE) and continues to the left across the top N of the map—each section has one number. When the left side (NW) corner is reached, the sequence goes immediately under the 6 and the second horizontal row begins with a 7. The numbering continues across and the second row ends with 12. The third horizontal row starts with 13. The pattern is repeated back and forth in a serpentine manner until the last section is reached in the lower right hand corner—number 36.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36

07/01/2020
Highlighting an Artifact - This bowler hat from the 1920s belonged to Merlin Schneider.  The hat is a Schoble from Phila...
06/28/2020

Highlighting an Artifact - This bowler hat from the 1920s belonged to Merlin Schneider. The hat is a Schoble from Philadelphia PA and was purchased at John Green & Son (2nd at Court SW Canton, OH). Merlin was the son of William Henry Schneider who started Schneider Lumber. Having period clothing especially men's allows us to understand the style trends of the times here.

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 23 - Lindford Ave NE - Lustron Home.  Lustron Homes are prefab...
06/25/2020

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 23 - Lindford Ave NE - Lustron Home. Lustron Homes are prefabricated enameled steel homes that were introduced after World War II to help address the building boom. No nails needed to hang anything on the walls, just a good strong magnet.

Understanding Sections and Quarters
The Section and Quarter system has been used in Plain since the beginning of land sale. It works as follows: Plain Township is a six mile square. Sections are marked on the township maps and are one mile squares within the Township boundaries. This creates 36 sections within the township.
Numbering the sections is not done in a way that you might expect. The sequence begins in the right upper corner (NE) and continues to the left across the top N of the map—each section has one number. When the left side (NW) corner is reached, the sequence goes immediately under the 6 and the second horizontal row begins with a 7. The numbering continues across and the second row ends with 12. The third horizontal row starts with 13. The pattern is repeated back and forth in a serpentine manner until the last section is reached in the lower right hand corner—number 36.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36

Virginia, 10th state to rafity the Constitution on June 25, 1788Capital: RichmondState Bird: Northern Cardinal
06/25/2020

Virginia, 10th state to rafity the Constitution on June 25, 1788
Capital: Richmond
State Bird: Northern Cardinal

Highlighting an Artifact - Maps can show all kinds of information.  This is a map of the annexation of land from Plain T...
06/21/2020

Highlighting an Artifact - Maps can show all kinds of information. This is a map of the annexation of land from Plain Township to North Canton City. North Canton did a great job of color coding this map so we can understand when lands moved from one entity to another.

New Hampshire, 9th state to ratify the Constitution on June 21, 1788Capital: ConcordState Bird: Purple Finch
06/21/2020

New Hampshire, 9th state to ratify the Constitution on June 21, 1788
Capital: Concord
State Bird: Purple Finch

06/21/2020
West Virginia, 35th state admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863Captial: CharlestonState Bird: Northern Cardinal
06/20/2020

West Virginia, 35th state admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863
Captial: Charleston
State Bird: Northern Cardinal

06/20/2020
On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 22 - Market Ave N - Peanuts House.  Did you use this as a land...
06/18/2020

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 22 - Market Ave N - Peanuts House. Did you use this as a landmark to give people directions?

Understanding Sections and Quarters
The Section and Quarter system has been used in Plain since the beginning of land sale. It works as follows: Plain Township is a six mile square. Sections are marked on the township maps and are one mile squares within the Township boundaries. This creates 36 sections within the township.
Numbering the sections is not done in a way that you might expect. The sequence begins in the right upper corner (NE) and continues to the left across the top N of the map—each section has one number. When the left side (NW) corner is reached, the sequence goes immediately under the 6 and the second horizontal row begins with a 7. The numbering continues across and the second row ends with 12. The third horizontal row starts with 13. The pattern is repeated back and forth in a serpentine manner until the last section is reached in the lower right hand corner—number 36.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36

Arkansas, 25th State admitted on June 15, 1836Capital: Little RockState Bird: Northern Mockingbird
06/15/2020

Arkansas, 25th State admitted on June 15, 1836
Capital: Little Rock
State Bird: Northern Mockingbird

06/15/2020
Donald Trump, 45th Preisdent from Jan 20, 2017 to current was born in Queens, New York on June 14th.
06/14/2020

Donald Trump, 45th Preisdent from Jan 20, 2017 to current was born in Queens, New York on June 14th.

Highlighting an Artifact - Having items from business' in our area remind us of that entrepreneurial spirit that existed...
06/14/2020

Highlighting an Artifact - Having items from business' in our area remind us of that entrepreneurial spirit that existed. For those of you who are familiar with the Palace Theatre, Tonsiline was one of H. H. Ink's products along with developing the Aplink Orchards. Tonsiline was a very popular product that you can still get today over the internet.

06/14/2020
George H. W. Bush, 41st Preisdent from Jan 20, 1989 - Jan 20, 1981 was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusettes.
06/12/2020

George H. W. Bush, 41st Preisdent from Jan 20, 1989 - Jan 20, 1981 was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusettes.

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 21 - Market Ave N - Plain Center One Room School.  One room sc...
06/11/2020

On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 21 - Market Ave N - Plain Center One Room School. One room schools were important to the areas they served. This school was located in the center of Plain Township which today is the intersection of 55th St and Market Ave.

Understanding Sections and Quarters
The Section and Quarter system has been used in Plain since the beginning of land sale. It works as follows: Plain Township is a six mile square. Sections are marked on the township maps and are one mile squares within the Township boundaries. This creates 36 sections within the township.
Numbering the sections is not done in a way that you might expect. The sequence begins in the right upper corner (NE) and continues to the left across the top N of the map—each section has one number. When the left side (NW) corner is reached, the sequence goes immediately under the 6 and the second horizontal row begins with a 7. The numbering continues across and the second row ends with 12. The third horizontal row starts with 13. The pattern is repeated back and forth in a serpentine manner until the last section is reached in the lower right hand corner—number 36.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36

06/08/2020
Highlighting an Artifact - Newspaper articles are also a good source of information for us, especially keeping track of ...
06/07/2020

Highlighting an Artifact - Newspaper articles are also a good source of information for us, especially keeping track of the social events and clubs in our area. Here Plain Township shows off its agricultural side with a pig club.

06/04/2020
Tennessee, 16th state admited on June 1, 1796Capital: NashvilleState Bird: Northern Mockingbird and Bobwhite Quail
06/01/2020

Tennessee, 16th state admited on June 1, 1796
Capital: Nashville
State Bird: Northern Mockingbird and Bobwhite Quail

Kentucky, 15th stated admitted on June 1, 1792Capital: FrankfortState Bird: North Cardinal
06/01/2020

Kentucky, 15th stated admitted on June 1, 1792
Capital: Frankfort
State Bird: North Cardinal

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Has anyone in Plain Twp seen a large barn foundation stone block with "George Milller" engraved in it? Probably around the Market/Schneider area.
Four former students took a tour of the former Edgefield Elementary School on Friday, August 11, 2017. The building became the offices of the Stark County Educational Service Center (ESC) in 1992. In 1995 the ESC added 7,000 sq ft of space to the building for offices. That new section will not be razed. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218543526728612&set=pcb.10218543529928692&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Four former students took a tour of the former Edgefield Elementary School on Friday, August 11, 2017. The building became the offices of the Stark County Educational Service Center (ESC) in 1992. In 1995 the ESC added 7,000 sq ft of space to the building for offices. That new section will not be razed. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218543526728612&set=pcb.10218543529928692&type=3&theater&ifg=1
From an old autograph book I have. Spock was NOT first to say it! 1884.
Does anyone know about a place called "Bicycle City"? It appears as a section of local news in the Stark Democrat around 1890-1900, like sections on Cairo and Middlebranch. It may have been hear Brewster.
I have some really old photos from Middlebranch High School football team. Could someone PM me ?
The Pontius house on Market in the middle of all the construction has been sold. What do we know about intentions with this great house?